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Feeling Sick?

Feeling Sick?

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

January 25, 2019

Being ill is not a fun feeling. And for some of us being sick can occur more frequently than others. It can be rather frustrating whenever you are not feeling well. With school and all of its germs, extracurricular activities, and whatever is going around in the air you’re chances of feeling ill are...

Could Iron be a New Cholesterol?

Could Iron be a New Cholesterol?

June Jung, Reporter

January 22, 2019

A New Cholesterol Cereal is very popular across the U.S. and it is filled to the brim with iron. Your bowl of cereal most likely contains more than twenty percent of what it actually advertises. If it does - that’s about twenty-two milligrams of flour.  On average, people tend to consume at leas...

Cedar Fever Is Upon Us

Cedar Fever Is Upon Us

Hannah McDonough, Editor

January 22, 2019

Typically starting in mid-December, cedar fever is an allergic reaction to the pollen coming from Juniper Trees, or more commonly known as mountain cedar. But this year, cedar fever is attacking hard. Why Is It So Bad This Year? According to Molekule, cedar trees grow better when it rains. In 2018, Austin got a lot more rain than usual. Then as the weather ge...

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

June Jung, Reporter

January 15, 2019

We have all run into bad smells but have you ever wondered if anyone else has smelled something worse. We will be researching into some of the worst smells on the planet and honorable mentions that also smell pretty bad. We are here to adventure into the world of bad smells. Number 6. Wet Dog You just get...

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 13, 2018

Seals, whales, and dolphins, just a portion of New Zealand's marine life. But as more whales are found ashore, that small portion is shrinking. According to National Public Radio (NPR), 145 pilot whales were found dead on Stewart Island, a remote island in New Zealand. By the time they were disco...

Real Christmas Tree Vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Real Christmas Tree Vs. Artificial Christmas Tree

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 3, 2018

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, the holiday season is just around the corner! And with any holiday season comes decorations. For anyone celebrating Christmas, decorations generally include a Christmas tree. But the question is: Is it better to have a fake Christmas tree or a real...

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

Hannah McDonough, Editor

November 26, 2018

Here in Central Texas*, our winters aren't usually very harsh. But there are still some precautions to take- Not only with the weather but also what you do to keep warm. *Note- These are dangers you may face anywhere. But some things may refer a little bit more to central Texas than others.    1. Black Ice Texas may...

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

June Jung, Reporter

November 16, 2018

We have all seen people subject to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,  and, personality disorders. These illnesses are hard to deal with. Having a pet around you can help, or even fix some of these disorders. Having a pet can also decrease cholesterol levels, anxiety, and your chance of having a heart attack or s...

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

November 15, 2018

Positive thinking is so important for your mental health. The power of your words correlates with your mind. If you speak negatively about yourself or your life, the outcome will be negative, just like the information you are putting in your mind. If you speak positively, the outcome will be much more...

Camp Fire: The Deadliest California Wildfire in History

The fire has destroyed more than 6,700 buildings.

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Introduction Although wildfires in California tend to be fairly common, there is currently an especially deadly fire going on at the moment. Camp Fire is a large wildfire going on in Northern-central California. It has recently become the deadliest of its type in the state's history. The Fire There ...

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

June Jung, Reporter

November 13, 2018

From, lions to alligators, we are going to be looking at some of the most hazardous animals on the planet. We will also be looking at some tips to help survive an unlucky encounter. Number 1: Mosquitoes Almost everyone has gotten a mosquito bite, have you ever heard of people dying from mosquitoes? Well, it's true. Whenever a mosquito carrying a disease...